Rivière Noire
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Rivière Noire

Paris, Île-de-France, France | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | INDIE

Paris, Île-de-France, France | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2009
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Rivire Noire released in France by Atmosphriques 

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It was all an accident. Or was it? Riviere noire story began in 2009. At the time, everyone had already demonstrated its dazzling talent, reached the end of a journey. Then an impalpable, yet deep push brought Pascal, Jean and Orlando together, each one of them bringing his own musical experience, intuition, and generosity.Orlando first expressed his crave for Africa. The Brazilian singer had always enriched his life with beautiful musical encounters. Hed recorded nine albums, had worked with Caetano Veloso, Maria Bethania and several other international artists. Always, talent and openness guided his steps and choices, his voice , graceful and fragile, powerful yet warm. Riviere Noire: The place where he could let the melodies and words pour over him completely, in the most organic way, eyes closed, back to the beginning of things, just like chanting. Freedom. Orlando met Pascal, whose first album solo hed enjoyed so much!Pascal, guadeloupean singer-songwriter / guitarist , globetrotter, claimed a passion for the blues, that of Ry Cooder and Ali Farka Toure. His compositions intimate and stripped right down to the essence bear the stamp of a soft and enveloping melancholy, the smile of malian people. His ancestors? Pascal, suggested immediately to associate Jean Lamoot to the project. Theyve had a great time working together on Souad Massis album Mesk Elil.
Jean, the goldsmith. He d produced plethora of great albums, French and international: Mr. Bashung, Noir Desir, Salif Keita, Nneka to only name a few Sound engineer, producer, and bass player, he could make a record sound really modern yet timeless, like a classic. However, his desire to compose, play, and be part of a band was never fulfilledThere was his chance! Besides, Jean had left a part of himself in Africa .The pale skin boy, son of expatriates, who had spent his childhood between Burundi Cte dIvoire, Burkina Faso and Rwanda was dying to go home.The first time, Orlando, Pascal and Jean got together in Jeans studio, at Ferber, Paris. They barely spoke and almost immediately began to play together. Five songs were composed and recorded within hours.Riviere Noire was born.

Orlando Morais : vocals
Kase Mady Diabate : vocals
Jean Lamoot : Bass
Pascal Dana : Guitar / Vocals
Baptiste Brondy : Drums / Percussion
Gimba : N'Goni / vocals